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In The Studio - Escaping Persecution

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Alex Silva-Sadder hosts Hoang Chi Truong (Chi Smith), refugee from Vietnam and local author of TigerFish, a memoir.

chibeingchi.com

topics discussed include: Chi and her family's life in Vietnam before they had to flee in 1975, the journey they made down the coast of Vietnam and escaping just before the fall of Saigon, how these humbling experiences helped to shape her attitudes to life in America, and how they influenced her choice of career and desire to become an author and share her story.

Recorded 08/17/17.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jul'17

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(1) Hilman Tobey, a Northern Paiute living at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, who celebrated his 100th birthday, made stone-bowled pipes for use in traditional ceremonies.  He teaches pipe-making skills to apprentice Norman Zuniga.  (2) It is 70 BC, before the Roman subjugation of Gaul by Julius Caesar.  Cotos, an aristocrat and warrior, runs a farm with his wife, Artimias, in the land of the Eduens, in what is now Burgundy.  Cotos is going to Bibracte, for an important vote and to fetch a sword for his son Eusugenios, establishing him as a genuine warrior.

Honoring the 45th Anniversary of Davis Bike Lanes

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"Honoring the 45th Anniversary of Davis Bike Lanes"
Description:
Discussion featuring former Mayor and Davis City Council member Maynard Skinner and Dave Pelz, retired City of Davis Public Works Director. Introduced by Bob Bowen. Sponsored by the City of Davis.

Recorded by Davis Media Access at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, April 15, 2012.

License: "City of Davis Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2012"
TRT: 01:05:50

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'17

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Resting on stilts on the margins of lakes and marshes in northern Italy were the houses of the Bronze Age Polada Culture, which lasted from 2200 to 1500 BC.  The wooden piles driven into the ground often are well preserved in the marshy ground and mark the houses of these ancient people.  This film shows how archaeologists, based on excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cavriana and Castellaro Lagusello, investigated the construction techniques used for these houses by actually building them.

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Archaeological Museum of High Mantua